With a backdrop of the world’s coolest cars, some of the biggest names on the Bay Area music scene are heading down to Half Moon Bay Airport for the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Sunday, April 29.
“We’ve put together an excellent lineup of professional musicians that will rival the quality of the world-class machines on display,” said entertainment director Grant Walters, a longtime supporter of the event beneficiary, the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.
Kicking things off on the main stage at 10 a.m. is The Michael Ahern Band, a quintessential rock trio covering the iconic rock hits from late 60’s to today. Michael is an Emmy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist rooted in the classic rock music of the 70's. Rolling Stone's Ben Fong-Torres describes Michael as "a singing, picking, shredding embodiment of American music". His bandmates include Chris Cotruvo, an accomplished funk, jazz and progressive rock guitarist, and extraordinary rock drummer Harold Ohashi.
Taking the stage at 11:30 a.m. will be Extra Large, from Santa Cruz. These outstanding performers play a hip blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, rap, and rock that is uniquely “Santa Cruz” and irresistibly danceable. The goal is to get people up and moving with a blend of lively original music and cool covers. The upbeat and positive music is infectious, leaving the crowd wanting for more. The whole vibe of the Extra Large experience is feel good fun! Extra Large has been voted best band in Santa Cruz for many years by Santa Cruz's two weekly newspapers, “The Santa Cruz Weekly” and the “Good Times”.
Hitting the stage at 2 p.m. is is the 9-person powerhouse headliner known as East Bay Mudd fronted by incredible lead singer Fred Ross. This horn-heavy, funk-inflected, rhythm & blues, too-cool-for-school ensemble will rock you right back to the best of Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and beyond. Every member of East Bay Mudd comes from a storied background, playing with chart-topping bands in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. These are what you’d call “real musicians,” folks. Ross has been singing professionally since the age of 16. For 14 years, the Fred Ross Project could be heard regularly at The Starlight Room in San Francisco, as well as throughout the Bay Area. The gifted singer has worked with Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, to name a few.
In keeping with a long-standing Dream Machines tradition, festivalgoers can expect to see special surprise guests take the stage thoughout the day.
So, while enjoying all the amazing machines, definitely accent the skydivers, warbirds, monster trucks, flying motorcycles, and world-class cars with some monstrously good music at this year’s Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport.
MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
|10 am to 11 am||The Michael Ahern Band|
|11:30 am to 1:30 pm||Extra Large|
|2 pm to 4 pm||East Bay Mudd with Fred Ross|